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The Value of Being a Generalist

  • 10/21

Business leaders, in their zeal to succeed, often focus on finding a specialist candidate. These are rock star professionals who are better than anyone in the industry at what they do. Often the specialist does one thing or focuses on…

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Change is in the wind

  • 07/21

I believe those of us who have been around for more than a handful of decades tend to develop a sixth sense about business. It’s akin to how a pointer, a common bird dog breed, uses its nose to gauge…

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Durakis Executive Search Family News

  • 09/20

Many who know Durakis Executive Search and have been part of our extended network for some time know that we have supported companies in their search and recruiting needs, in one form or another, since 1974. Much of our philosophy…

How to Start the Year Right

  • 12/19

It’s that time of year again: a time to not only reflect on the year you’ve had but to position yourself and your company for success in the future. Last year, I shared my contacts’ answers to the question, “What’s…

Core Thoughts: How to End the Year Right

  • 12/18

Core Thoughts is a series on my blog where I throw a question into the ring for discussion and allow my amazing colleagues and connections to answer. In this month’s Core Thoughts series, I posed the following question: What’s one thing you…

Does It Have to be Lonely at the Top?

  • 12/18

It’s no secret that for many, the holidays can amplify feelings of loneliness. It’s easy for leaders in particular to feel this way, and not just during the holidays – after all, the saying, “It’s lonely at the top” didn’t…

4 Myths About Time and Why Leaders Believe Them

  • 08/18

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin  Time. It’s a concept that humans have spent millennia trying to understand and unbox. Everyone from scientists to philosophers to…

Building a Workplace That’s Failsafe

  • 05/18

What does it mean to have a failsafe workplace? It’s not a place that’s safe from failure—it’s a place where it’s safe to fail. Here’s the difference and what it means to leadership. Whether real or imagined, we all attach…

Why 2018 Will Be the Year of Proximity

  • 01/18

What’s the kiss of death for leadership teams looking to connect on a deeper level with their workforce? Being accused of living in an “ivory tower.” Each generation has its idea of what constitutes “out of touch,” of what its…

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